Nov 27Dec 6
EuroPop! presents: A talk on European Design

Creative professionals from France, Germany, Netherlands and Sweden will share their views on European design.

Conducted in English


Philine Bracht

Ms. Philine Bracht was educated in product design in Germany (BA) and the USA (MA). During over 25 years in the design profession she worked as design manager, as facilitator of design events and curator of exhibitions, as educator and consultant. She has been teaching product design at UCLA (USA), Dongseo University (Korea), HfG-O (Germany) and the School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her focus has always been on human centered design including ‘design for silver age’. Her expertise is in developing and guiding creativity and problem solving processes and cross cultural communication to power design innovation. She lives in Hong Kong.
1) Mr Benoit Duvignacq (France)
2) Mrs Bettina Zimmermann (Germany)
Mrs. Zimmermann is a member of the executive management team at Ganter Interior and responsible for the 'interior-fit-out' business division. After joining Ganter Interior in 2003 as a freelancer, she ever since contributed to the company’s growth. With many years of experience in Architecture and interior-fit-out, as well as her passion for interior identities, she is predestined to depict the interaction between sophisticated design and innovative engineering.
3) Mr Erwin Wijnen (Holland)
Director Brand Development and Global Retail, MosquitNo Asia Limited
MosquitNo is a company developing innovative insect repellent products, driven by our philosophy of Functionality- Trendy & Fun. We believe that by making the solutions to common travel problems fun, we enable the consumer to explore the many adventurous and exciting destinations worldwide. Our all-non toxic ingredients, creative designs and high-end packaging distinguishes us from any competitors that might attempt to match our unique style and product effectiveness.
4) Mr Oscar Venhuis(Holland)
Founder, Heylaa
More than 15 years ago Oscar completed his BA (hons) from the Art Academy in Arnhem, continued fashion design at the Royal College of Art in London, and finished a Master’s Degree (distinction) in Design Management from the UK. Based Hong Kong, he is particularly interested in comparative research between European and Asian design-thinking and how innovation is creating a strategic advantage over competitors.
5) Dr. Per-Johan Dahl (PhD Architecture, AIA, HKIA, SAR/MSA) (Sweden)
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong Per-Johan Dahl is a Swedish architect, Assistant Professor, and co-founder of the research oriented design practice smog studio. He received his Ph.D. in Architecture from University of California Los Angeles and his Master of Architecture from Lund Institute of Technology; he is a board member of the Research Institute for Experimental Architecture and professional member of HKIA, AIA, and SAR/MSA.
6) Ms Katarina Ivarsson, Founder and CEO of Boris Design Studio Ltd (Sweden)
Boris was founded in HK six years ago by Swedish designers Anna Karlsson and Katarina Ivarsson. In these 6 years they have built a solid reputation, a strong client list and healthy relationships with producers and manufacturers in a variety of businesses. With the location in HK comes a unique blend of Scandinavian design heritage and creativity and the hands-on approach of being close to the production. Boris stand on the three pillars of Product & Packaging, Identity Design and Design Research.

Marketplace (G FL)

2015/11/27 (Fri)
1900 – 2100

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